Samoan Fish (Vaisu)

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READY IN: 17mins
Recipe by PanNan

A typical simple fish preparation from Samoa. Preparation time does not include time to prepare the grill.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs fish (use a fresh whole mild white fish, gutted, scaled and head removed)
  • 1 12 cups coconut milk
  • 12 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chili pepper, minced


  1. Prepare the grill, preferably a charcoal grill. Grill the whole fish until it is cooked (the flesh flakes easily with a fork).
  2. Meanwhile add the coconut milk, onion, salt and chile pepper in a bowl.
  3. When the fish is cooked, pour the coconut milk mixture over the fish to thoroughly soak it. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes to absorb the milk mixture.
  4. Serve with cooked rice.

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